Facilities and resources
Structures Lab: The structures lab is used to determine the strength properties of materials, components and structures. Test specimens are subjected to static or dynamic loads in order to determine ultimate loads, proof loading, fatigue rating or a combination of these. The structures lab provides a highly adaptive environment for testing and a wide range of testing conditions.
Environmental Lab: The environmental lab is used for both teaching and graduate research. Students get the opportunity to work on the biodegradation of contaminants, waste water treatment technologies, determination of organic and inorganic contamination in soil and water, air and water quality monitoring, and exhaust gas emission analysis.
Fluids and Hydraulics Lab: The Fluids and Hydraulics Laboratory in Memorial University's Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is a unique facility dedicated to fluid related teaching and research activities. Specialized equipment and infrastructure facilitate hands-on laboratories for the Faculty's undergraduate and graduate programs while at the same time provide opportunities for research and outreach. One of the specialized pieces of equipment is the tow tank facility. It is 170 feet long, 14 feet wide and 8 feet deep, can generate low frequency 3-foot peak to peak regular and irregular wave profiles that include up to 1.2 Hz multiple spectrum secondary waves and also boasts a carriage facility for towing models. This ensemble provides a unique setting to study the hydrodynamic effects of vessels, moorings, wharves, vortex induced vibrations and other related marine structures and interactions.
One of the major research programs housed in the Fluids and Hydraulics Laboratory is the Virtual Environment for Knowledge Mobilization Project's fast rescue craft simulator. It is a training facility that simulates harsh ocean environments in a controlled setting. This reduces the costs and risks associated with this type of training exercise and allow the research group to study other characteristics such as human factors.
The laboratory also contains an open-channel flume tank; a deep tank for pressure testing, a wind tunnel, an erosion table and a multi-phase flow loop.
Computer Engineering Research Lab: The Computer Engineering Research Labs (CERL) is primarily a research lab, but provides equipment and support for undergraduate projects in all areas of computer engineering, including digital, analogue, and mixed-signal hardware design, software engineering, and wireless and mobile communication. More information about CERL can be found at http://www.engr.mun.ca/research/CERL/CERL.php..
Multiphase Flow Lab: This lab supports the research and development needs of the province's oil and gas sector. Real time information of the individual flow rates of oil, water, and natural gas is essential for improved reservoir management and maximized recovery. Using the lab, INSTRUMAR Ltd. and C-CORE/MUN are jointly developing and prototyping an electroquasistatic Multi-Phase Flow Meter to measure in real time the individual oil-water-gas flow rates of unprocessed oil well streams. Laboratory facilities include a flow loop B and a 65-metre re-circulating open circuit system constructed of 3-inch diameter PVC pipe.